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‘Divergent’ is an American science-fiction film produced in 2014. The film is directed by Neil Burger and the script is written by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor which is based on the novel with the same name written by Veronica Roth. ‘Divergent’ is the first movie in the Divergent trilogy with the second movie being ‘Insurgent’ and the last movie being ‘Allegiant’. When the movie was released, it was one of the best releases yet in 2014 and in my...
A dystopian society is described as one that is dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. It is the exact opposite of a utopian, a perfectly formed society. A society characterized by human misery and destruction. The movie we watched in class, ‘Divergent’, is a perfect example of a dystopian society. The people are divided into five factions based on their personality. However, the peace and balance eventually collapse, causing a chaotic lifestyle where no one can be trusted. The faction...
‘Divergent’ just like any other sci-fi movie is set in the near future. Beatrice prior lives in a futuristic world where all the countries have been destroyed and replaced with 5 distinctive groups called factions. Abnegations believed in selflessness, Amity was all about keeping the peace, Candor spoke the truth, Erudites loved knowledge and the Dauntless were fearless. Everyone belonged to one faction, and you choose that faction once you reach the age of sixteen. But of course, not before...
What is the meaning of life? Like a shadow, this question follows us through our lives, even if we never turn around to see it. Life is defined to be the existence of an individual human being or animal. But life is so much more than mere existence. The true meaning of life is what we choose to give it. It’s easy to forget what an amazing gift life really is. One thing for certain in life is that it...
Contrary to Jeanine, Crake wants to liberate humanity as a whole via his biotechnological inventions. Being frustrated with the entire humanity and its unwillingness to think and act responsibly in using the resources, Crake thinks of the new and ‘improved’ human race. In order to pause the horrible end of the pillaged and polluted world, he structures the Paradice project. Atwood speculates about the possible outcome of interspecies splicing and reveals how the technological hybridity leads towards a posthuman condition....
As has become evident from the discussion, Divergent and Oryx and Crake vividly illustrate how conventional notions of ‘humanness’ are revised and the posthuman condition is effectuated by unethical and irresponsible us of biotechnology. The thesis shows how these two novels differ – both ideologically and aesthetically – in their treatment of biotechnology, yet are drawn towards similar ends. It is the hubris, the presumptuous belief in the power of biotechnology and in the apparent impossibility of creating the ‘perfect’...